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Free Sun Link streetcar rides on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24


Ride Sun Link to Shop Local and Watch the UA Football Game

All Tucsonans and visitors are invited to ride the Sun Link Streetcar for free all day Saturday, November 24th for Small Business Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m.

Sponsors of the free Sun Link rides are Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, Downtown Tucson Partnership, Mercado District and the University of Arizona. All participating sponsors are kicking-off the holiday season to encourage Tucson to take part in Small Business Saturday, following Thanksgiving.

Holiday shoppers will find many local retailers and businesses offering promotions and great deals on items throughout the districts along the streetcar route, including:

  • Downtown Tucson shoppers can look for a GOLDEN TICKET inside a Downtown local business to redeem for a swag bag and a Downtown gift card valued between $20-$100! Plus, mention the password “SHOP SMALL” to a Downtown Purple Shirted Ambassador and receive a FREE gift item! Visit downtowntucson.org for more information.
  • 4th Avenue Merchants will have discounts and deals all along the Avenue. Look for specific deals on the 4th Avenue Merchants Facebook Event page and at fourthavenue.org.
  • Sales and deals for Main Gate Square retailers will be listed at maingatesquare.com and families can visit Santa from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Mercado District will have special discounts and sales at Mercado San Agustin and the MSA Annex retailers, including Turntable Furniture – 15% off anything on that day; Dust &Heritage – free reusable tote bags with purchases over $70; Now or Never – Free gift with purchase of $150 or more! While supplies last; Shop Fletcher and Co – Every purchase receives a complimentary “Everyday” greeting card featuring a cactus or air plant; Luca Ryann – 40% off of new apparel Saturday only; Why I Love Where I Live – “Small Business Saturday Selfie” – Post a picture of yourself with their Tucson wall. Show them the post at checkout and get a free sticker; and MAST – 15% off Jewelry, leather goods and lighting. Visit the Mercado District Facebook Event page for more information.

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Ride Transit free on Election Day in Tucson


Free Transit Fares on November 6th on Sun Tran, Sun Link and Sun Van

The City of Tucson will offer free transit fares all day on Tuesday, November 6th, to make it easier for citizens to vote on Election Day.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for voters to get to the polls,” said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. “The right to vote is so important, and we want to ensure that everyone who’s eligible to vote has the opportunity to vote.”

Everyone is welcome to ride Sun Tran, Sun Express, and the Sun Link streetcar for free.  For Sun Van paratransit passengers, rides will also be free.  Sun Shuttle and Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride are not participating in the Free-Ride Day, so those riders will pay the regular fare.

“Sun Tran’s comprehensive network of bus routes provides Tucson with a vital resource for citizens’ ability to exercise their right to vote,” said Sun Tran General Manager Steve Spade. “The service will help more people be able to have their voice heard.”

To find their polling place, registered voters can visit the Pima County Elections Department website.  The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Ride Sun Link streetcar for free on October 13, 2018

Sun Link modern streetcar, courtesy of Donovan Dean Durband


Ride Sun Link for free to Tucson events

 TUCSON, Ariz. – “Tucsonans and visitors can ride the Sun Link streetcar for free all day on Saturday, October 13th, starting at 8 a.m. The streetcar provides convenient travel to several events taking place in Downtown Tucson over the weekend, including Tucson Meet Yourself, TENWEST, and 2nd Saturday.

Event attendees can park along the route, then board Sun Link for free and ride to any of the 23 streetcar destinations.

Streetcar service ends at 2 a.m. on Saturday. (Actually this means early Sunday morning.)

Sun Link connects riders to five of Tucson’s most popular and unique districts along its 3.9-mile route: the University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, 4th Avenue, Downtown and Mercado San Agustin.

For additional information on Sun Link, visit www.sunlinkstreetcar.com or call the Customer Service Center at (520) 792-9222 (for persons with hearing and speech impairments, call TDD: 520-628-1565).”

Contact: Pat Richter

Director of Marketing & Communications

(520) 206-8810; (520) 237-5905 (cell)



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Amanda Valenzuela

Marketing & Communications Specialist



3920 N. Sun Tran Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85705

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Sun Tran & Sun Link launching new 3 Day Transit Pass


New 3-Day Pass provides unlimited rides on Sun Tran and Sun Link  (press release)

 TUCSON, Ariz. – “Sun Tran, Sun Link, and City of Tucson Department of Transportation will launch a 3-Day Pass pilot program, available August 15 through February 2018.  The new 3-Day Pass will provide unlimited rides on Sun Link, Sun Tran and select Sun Shuttle routes for 72 consecutive hours after first activated on transit vehicles.

Tucson residents can take advantage of the 3-Day Pass on Sun Link and Sun Tran bus routes to travel more frequently and to more destinations.  The 3-Day Pass offers an alternative to the current 1-Day and 30-Day pass options and will be available to the general public through February 15, 2018.

The 3-Day Pass provides a convenient transit option for visitors to explore Tucson’s entertainment districts along the Sun Link streetcar route.  Jane McCollum, General Manager of Main Gate Square, says, “The 3-Day Pass will be great for tourists and conference goers, as well as locals who might enjoy a staycation in the greater downtown core.”

The pass will be tested for a six month period and will be evaluated to determine if the pilot program or similar program will be integrated into the public transportation fare structure on a long-term basis.

The 3-Day Pass costs $10 ($11 total when loaded on the GoTucson Transit app or $12 total when including the cost of a newSunGO Card) and can be purchased online, by phone, on the GoTucson Transit app, at SunGO Sales Outlets, Ticket Vending Machines at the City of Tucson’s three transit centers, Sun Tran Special Services Office, or Sun Tran Administrative Office.

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